4H & Agricultural Fair – (August 2013): Volunteers wanted for: Operating a Parks Dept. Information Booth at the South County Fair in August (hours Wednesday – Saturday 10am-10pm) through Sunday, Three or four hour shifts available from 4:30pm-10:00pm weekdays, 10:00am-10:00 pm Saturday or 10:00am-5:00pm Sunday. Please contact Carol Bodder at (908) 782-1158 or firstname.lastname@example.org
After School Program Assistant: Assist Park Naturalist with group of ten 4-6 year olds as they do nature activities. There are three seasonal programs at 3 times: Spring, Fall & Winter. Tuesdays 9:30 - 11:00 AM, 1:00-2:30 PM, 4:00-5:15 PM. Must be willing to commit to an entire session (8 weeks) at one of the time periods for at least one season. Program meet at Echo Hill (all three seasons) or Mountain Farm (fall/spring). Please contact Laura Kroon at (908) 782-1158 or email@example.com
Annual Trails Day Event- Date Saturday, June 29, 2013 (all open volunteer slots have been filled for 2013):
Help clean up some Trails in our County Parks. Interested individuals and groups who would like to volunteer or to receive more information should contact the Parks Department at (908) 782-1158 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
Basketry Workshop: Arboretum 7-9PM Fall through Spring. Please contact Liz Fulmer at (908) 782-1158 or email@example.com
Bluebird House Monitoring: We are seeking volunteers to check bluebird houses at one or more parks to check for nesting success at the end of the nesting season, as well as to clean out old nests and repair or reinstall houses that fall down. Please contact Laura Kroon at (908) 782-1158 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
Earth Day Volunteers (April 2014): volunteers wanted for a variety of positions throughout the day- Setup/Cleanup, Parking, Clay Craft, Ticket Taker, Mural Project, Suncatcher Wreath, Announcer, Photographer, Food Booth. Please contact Liz Fulmer at (908) 782-1158 or email@example.com
Friend-to-Friend Program- Echo Hill, Wednesday 10-2pm. Please contact Liz Fulmer at (908) 782-1158 or firstname.lastname@example.org
Performance Camp Counselors-in-Training (CIT) A volunteer opportunity for teens entering 9th through 12th grades. For teens that would like to be CITs at Performance Camp for 3 weekly sessions in the summer. CITs can volunteer from one to all three weeks. This is a great opportunity for on-the-job-experience and a boost for your resume. CITs must attend a training session usually held in late May or early June. They must also take a CPR training held during this time if they are not already cerified. To apply: submit an Individual Volunteer Application with attached recommendation from a teacher or employer. You can pick up an application at the Arboretum or from our website www.co.hunterdon.nj.us (Click on “Volunteer Opportunities.”) For more information about these positions please contact Liz Fulmer at (908) 782-1158 or email@example.com
Public Lands Day – (September 21, 2013; 8:30 AM to 12:30 PM; Ages: 12 through adult) Participate in a trails or invasive species project! More information to follow at the beginning of September. Individuals and groups who would like to volunteer for Public Lands Day or receive more information should contact the Parks Department at 908-782-1158.
Scout Groups - The Hunterdon County Department of Parks and Recreation gratuitously accepts the kindness of Scout Groups looking to offer community service, including those scouts working on Eagle Projects, Gold Projects and the Hornaday Award. Please contact us at (908) 782-1158 or firstname.lastname@example.org for information.
Summer Nature Program Counselors-in-Training (CIT) A volunteer opportunity for teens entering 10th, 11th, and 12th grades. Eight Counselors-in-Training (CITs) will be selected for each of our two Summer Nature Camp sites (Echo Hill and Mountain Farm). Have fun outdoors while building your resume. CITs are required to attend an evening training session usually held in early June from 6:00 PM to 9:00 PM at the Arboretum. Monday to Friday from 8:30AM-4:30PM and must be able to commit to two weeks during the camp season. To apply: Submit an Individual Volunteer Application with a letter of recommendation from a teacher or employer. Applications available at the Arboretum or on our web site www.co.hunterdon.nj.us (Click on “Volunteer Opportunities.”) Please contact Laura Kroon at (908) 782-1158 or email@example.com
Survey Project: We are seeking volunteers to walk one of our parks twice a month to record what species they see each time, whether it is plants, fungi, mammals, birds, insects, etc. Volunteers do not need to be an expert on all nature topics; however, they should have a basic knowledge of at least one of the categories of plants or animals. We are building a database of all species living in our parks from volunteer and employee observations. Please contact Tom Sheppard at (908) 782-1158 or firstname.lastname@example.org
Trail Maintenance Program- Volunteers wanted to assist with foot trail maintenance and gardening. For Trail Maintenance please contact Tom Sheppard at (908) 782-1158 or email@example.com and for Gardening please contact us at (908) 782-1158 or firstname.lastname@example.org
Touch a Truck Program- Bring your vehicles to Deerpath Park on Saturday, November 2, 2013 from 11:30 am to 3:00 pm for the kids to touch and observe. To register your vehicle please contact Liz Fulmer at (908) 782-1158 or email@example.com